Few properties manage to shock the gaming world like Telltale‘s adaptation of The Walking Dead, an adventure game based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series. But for all the accolades it received, fans are still hungry for more. And today, the studio released the very first trailer for The Walking Dead: Season 2.
The prior Season 2 tease involved little more than Clementine’s hat, but with the new trailer comes confirmation that players will be stepping into her role, and helping her to grow up fast and mean – assuming she wants to survive the events of the season.
Although the trailer fails to offer any further clarification on the first season’s ending cliffhanger, it does show that the same dark, dour and particularly twisted tone is still intact. That’s an encouraging fact, since both the lead gameplay and narrative designers have moved onto other projects. A majority of the development team remains, but their departure was cause for concern.
With the trailer comes a few plot details concerning the story players can expect, as well as confirmation that decisions made in both the first season and the 400 Days DLC will be carried over to shape future chapters:
The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad.
Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad — and sometimes worse — than the dead?
As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.
It will be interesting to see just how far Telltale can push the idea of morality or violence with a small child as their star, but with dozens of Game of the Year awards under their belt, the studio has earned the benefit of the doubt.
In addition the the trailer, a few screenshots have been released, promising that Clem hasn’t forgotten the man who kept her safe to this point – and that the danger is far from over. Take a look:
How much are you looking forward to fighting the undead walkers as Clem? Do you worry that the game may take a step down in the hands of new designers, or do you trust Telltale to keep the ship afloat? Sound off in the comments.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 will hopefully have a release date and confirmed platforms announced soon.
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